March 23, 2016
Phuket – Island Paradise and World-Class Destination
Phuket, an island of stunning mountainous beauty in the Andaman Sea is often synonymous with idyllic beaches and palm-lined shores but is also a world class destination for some of the best in Asian culture, food and hospitality.
Away from the famously soft sand of the western shores, Phuket plays host to one of Thailand’s most important Buddhist temples, Wat Chalong. The temple, which is the island’s spiritual centre, features beautiful interiors lined with hundreds of tiny mirrors casting infinite reflections which change with the seasons. On special holidays, Wat Chalong becomes inundated with bustling country fairs where local flavours converge on the site to dazzle visitors with taste and colour, offering the very best Thai gastronomy.
It’s no surprise Phuket is fast becoming a premiere luxury destination. A favourite of celebrities, a number of famous faces have purchased residences on the island. Phuket’s transition from tourist trail mainstay to exclusive style gives travellers a growing range of new and old experiences to enjoy.